Monday, May 25, 2015

Teejay's "Elinor Bracelet" - Metallic Blue


We're still working on the pattern for "Elinor" and Teejay just sent me a photo of a bracelet that she made using metallic blue SuperDuo beads. The colors are scrumptious, aren't they?

Here are the beads that she used to make her bracelet:


  • 15/0 seed beads Miyuki "Olivine" (458)
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Olivine" (458)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Olivine" (458)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Hybrid Transparent Light Smoky Topaz Picasso" (4505)
  • SuperDuo beads " Metallic Iris Blue"
  • 4mm druks "Opaque Green Luster"

Teejay also came up with a really clever idea. See that cute little dangle thing near the clasp? That's actually a "safety chain". The motif on the end of the chain is too big to go through the jump ring on the other end of the bracelet. Here's a view showing how it works:



 

10 comments:

  1. dancingraindesignsMay 25, 2015 at 12:28 PM

    Linda, this is beautiful. May I ask what graphic software you use to do your patterns, it's the best I've seen for getting the shapes of various beads correct.
    Thanks! Lisa

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    1. Teejay and I both use Paint Shop Pro to make our graphics.

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    2. dancingraindesignsMay 25, 2015 at 3:18 PM

      Thanks!

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  2. Lovely job on this bracelet, Tee Jay. I don't think dark blue beads get enough bead-love from beaders. Mixing them with a lighter color blue superduo just brings out their beauty. Greart idea on the guard, too.

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  3. thanks jean jeany but those beads are all metallic they look plastic in my not very good photo shot..
    they are the deepest electric blue they look velvety... and i agree you dont see much beaded stuff with that colour .... Have you got your colours lined up for this pattern..it shouldnt be long now.

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  4. what a clever idea on the safety chain! i like to use a bead chain with magnetic clasps and Teejay came up with a classy idea! thanks for sharing!

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  5. glad you like it cally ...how have you been beading yours ...have you ended up with a loop of bead chain when your magnets are together .. i was always worried if i did that i would catch the loop.

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  6. Love the idea of the safety chain. Thanks!!

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  7. I was just wondering if you have a pattern for this yet??? Love it ;-) Thank you for your patterns. We appreciate them.

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    1. Yes. It's in the list of free patterns over on the right hand side of my blog. There's also a matching earring pattern.

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